Raymond K. Schneider P.E.

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Ray holds a bachelors degree in engineering from the Polytechnic University of New York and an MBA from Long Island University. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in five states. He has over 35 years in the HVAC field, the last 25 of them specifically focused on hundreds of cleanroom projects ranging from class 100,000 (ISO 8) thru class 1 (ISO 3) in the U.S. and abroad.
Ray’s experience ranges from baseline contamination control studies and conceptual facility planning, through detail design, and certification. He has held executive engineering positions with several cleanroom design/build companies, including Fluor Daniel and Luwa. Presently, in addition to ongoing cleanroom consulting work, he is Associate Professor of Construction Science and Management at Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina.
Ray has been active in the Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology (IEST), participating in working groups that have produced recommended practices on cleanroom testing and on cleanroom design concerns. He has authored several HVACR related books as well as the book Practical Cleanroom Design including supplements entitled “Effect of ISO on Microelectronics Cleanroom Design”, “Bio-Pharmaceutical Cleanroom Design Guidelines” and “The Successful Cleanroom Project”. His papers and articles have appeared in industry publications such as the ASHRAE Journal, A2C2, Controlled Environments, Cleanrooms, Fabtech, Plant Engineering and Micro.
More recently he developed a one day seminar entitled “Cleaner Manufacturing-First Steps” that was presented through the Clemson University South Carolina Center for Energy Studies.
In 1995 Business News Publishing Company published Ray’s Practical Cleanroom Design (ISBN-10: 1885863039). Currently he is part of the ASHRAE Cleanroom Guidelines book writing team charged with writing a section on validation/qualification as well as a section on cleanroom construction.